The Railway line was opened by the South Devon & Tavistock Railway on June 22nd 1859, and ran from Plymouth (Tavistock Junction) to Tavistock

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On the 1st January 1876, the Great Western Railway (G.W.R) took over all of the South Devon lines.

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At the great gauge conversion from 22nd to 24th May 1892, the branch line was converted to the standard four foot, eight and a half inch gauge we see today.

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By the end of the 1950’s, it had become very vulnerable to competition from the roads, and the passenger service was withdrawn from the 31st December 1962

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The Plym and Tamar Valleys Railway Association began at a meeting in February 1980

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